UEFA Champions League: Mohamed Salah's Masterclass Catalyst In Dominant Liverpool Win Over AS Roma

| April 25 , 2018 , 12:56 IST

Recently crowned PFA Player of the Year, Mohamed Salah showcased his skills against his former team in AS Roma as Liverpool won the first leg of the semi-final in the UEFA Champions League by 5-2 on Tuesday.

Mo Salah scored two goals and created two for his teammates as Liverpool thoroughly dismantled their opposition in Anfield. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were the other two scorers for Liverpool in a joyous night of European football.

The tie however isn’t all done and dusted. AS Roma who famously had won the quarter-final against Barcelona after being 4-1 down in the first leg are capable of making a comeback in the return leg one more time.

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Salah, who had arrived at Liverpool from AS Roma, has set the footballing world on fire after constantly defying expectations.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was jubilant in the press conference after the game.

"It was the perfect performance for pretty much 80 minutes. We made defensively one mistake, then their penalty is not a penalty but that is the situation and now it is 5-2," he said.

"Of course we would have been more happy with 5-0 or 5-1 but 5-2 is a fantastic result. We go there and try again. It is absolutely better than I thought before the game." he added.

“We will see a very different Roma in the second leg. If you lose numerous duels around the pitch, you're going to lose the game. If the opposition has the ball and is preparing a pass, you can't just stand there and wait for it to come in, especially when it's an easy enough situation to read. We made it easy for them,” AS Roma coach Francesco admitted to his side’s shortcomings after the game, but the third-placed Serie A side did keep themselves in the tie with two late goals.